Pronounced: pa-NIV-er-uhs, adj
Notes: This is one of those times when too much knowledge threw me off
The word factious means “divisive; seditious; related to or arising from faction”
Our word came into English in the mid-1500s
Background / Comments
I had been thinking more “argumentative” than “divisive”; thus, my meaning was a bit off. Our word comes from the French word factieux (seditious) and the Latin word factiosus (partisan), which came from facere (to do).